Board of Directors

Edie Winograde (Board Chair, Collections Manager): Edie Winograde received a MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York city in 1995, and holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has been living and working in Denver since 2007, and teaches photography at Metropolitan State College. Winograde’s photographs have been exhibited nationally in museums and art venues including the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the International Center for Photography, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Artists Space. Her work is represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver and the Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Awards for her work include an Aaron Siskind Foundation Photographer’s Fellowship and artist’s residencies at Kala Institute, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and the Millay Colony for the Arts.

Donna Altieri has lived in Colorado since 1970 and holds a BA from Connecticut College (back then COCOforWO) and an MA in English and Education from Columbia University, NYC. In 1980, she started Altieri Instrument Bags (AIB), a basement business that evolved from her passion for design and a tuba-playing friend who needed a custom backpack bag for his instrument. AIB moved from the basement, to an enterprise center, to a 1960′s building a block from home, while growing into an international business. Donna writes that she has been lucky enough to travel around the world, for business and for fun, with her trusty Minolta and now digital Nikon always on her shoulder.

Monique Crine (Development Chair): Monique Crine was born in Heidelberg, Germany. She obtained her B.A. from San Francisco State University, and her M.F.A. from Cornell University. She is the recipient of many awards including a Pollock-Krasner Fondation Grant; CCA grant; the Bank of America Award in Fine Arts; and a National MS Society scholarship. Since her first show in 1996, Crine has exhibited across North America, with solo shows in New York, Denver, and California. Monique organized CPAC’s fundraising dinners and award ceremonies at Table 6 restaurant in March 2012 and 2013. She also organized CPAC’s 2012 Portrait Day event at the Denver Botanic Gardens, to benefit youth programming.

Gary Emrich is a Colorado-based media artist/photographer with a  30 year exhibition record. His work resides in numerous private and public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Denver Art Museum, the State of Colorado, the City of Denver Public Art Program, the Belger Museum in Kansas City and the University of Colorado Art Museum. He is currently head of the photography/video art program at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Gary received his BA degree from the University of Colorado and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver, Colorado. In addition, Gary has had a 20 year history of working in the Colorado commercial film industry as a freelance producer/director.

Wayne Harris (Treasurer) is a marketing and business development professional who has worked with consulting, accounting and law firms for almost 20 years.  He moved to Denver in 2011 after living in Texas for 17 years, followed by a year in New Mexico.  Wayne grew up in Memphis, Tennessee where he graduated with both a bachelor degree in fine art and a graduate degree in city planning.  He collects a variety of fine art and crafts produced by artists throughout the Southwest, and joined the CPAC board having recently completed the Leadership Arts program held each year by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts.

Carol Keller:  Carol was the gallery director and curator for seventeen years at the Auraria Higher Education Center and has been a gallery owner and consultant.   Devoted to the arts, she served on the Board of the Alliance for Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum for six years and more recently, the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver from 2005 to 2010.  Keller holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Master of Humanities degree combining fine art and communication.  She has participated on public art panels, served as a curator and a juror of art exhibitions, developed collections and has a keen interest in the photo-based arts.

Conor King (Exhibition Committee Chair) received his BFA in 2003 from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MFA in 2007 from Pratt Institute. He has been a member of the art faculty at the University of Colorado since 2011 and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design since 2009. King participated in a three year subsidized studio artist residency program at RedLine Denver until 2012, where he served on the Education Committee and on the Board of Directors as an Artist Representative. He is a founding member of Tank Studios, LLC and is the chair of the Exhibition Committee at CPAC.

Micah Messenheimer: Micah Messenheimer is curatorial assistant in the department of photography at the Denver Art Museum. Prior to beginning at the museum in 2010, he worked as a digital imaging specialist at the University of Denver Visual Media Center and assisted with archival inventorying and research of the Vittorio Sella photographic collection at the American Alpine Club Library. He holds an MA in art history and museum studies from DU, an MFA in visual art from San Francisco State University, and a BFA in photography from Ball State University. His essay, “On Entropology: The Vivid Waters of David Maisel and Robert Smithson,” was recently published in the Petrie Institute of Western American Art publication Elevating Western American Art.

Gary Reed: Gary Reed graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in photography, and since 1991 has been the General Manager of Reed Art & Imaging. From 2004 – 2010 he co-managed the Reed Photo-Art Gallery in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe and in 2005 became an art district board member. He is currently the Treasurer / VP and has been an integral part of their growth and success. Still an avid photographer, he occasionally exhibits and sells his work in various local galleries and art fairs.

Valerie Santerli: Valerie joined the board in July 2012. She received her photographic education from the University of Northern Colorado, where she earned a B.A. in 1998. While studying there, she had the opportunity to work under the tutelage of famed mural artist, Leo Tanguma, assisting on several projects which can be seen throughout Colorado. In 2003 Valerie became a dedicated volunteer at Working with Artists and in 2005 became the Associate Director of the organization. In 2011 she resigned from her position at WWA to once again follow her personal artistic goals. Valerie is currently Gallery Manager at RULE Gallery in Denver, a position she has held since 2007.  She also works for Evan Anderman Photography and does freelance photography in the Denver Metro area.